Horror - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Horror - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

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Director: André De Toth, Robert Wise, Tod Browning, Victor Fleming

Cast: André De Toth, Robert Wise, Tod Browning, Victor Fleming

     
 

1941's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the second sound version of the Robert Louis Stevenson "doppelganger" tale. This time Spencer Tracy plays the benevolent Dr. Jekyll, whose experiments in releasing the evil impulses within himself transform him into the bestial Mr. Hyde. The problem here is…  See more details below

Overview

1941's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the second sound version of the Robert Louis Stevenson "doppelganger" tale. This time Spencer Tracy plays the benevolent Dr. Jekyll, whose experiments in releasing the evil impulses within himself transform him into the bestial Mr. Hyde. The problem here is that while Tracy is convincing enough as Hyde, we have trouble accepting him as the kindly Jekyll--exactly the opposite of the 1931 version, in which Fredric March was credible as both Jekyll and Hyde (in fairness to Tracy, it must be noted that he didn't want to play the role and had to be forced into it). MGM decreed that no publicity pictures be released showing Tracy in his Hyde makeup, thereby building up audience anticipation. It's just as well that MGM kept these pictures under wraps: Tracy's Hyde looks less like the Living Personification of Evil than like a man who's been on a three-day bender. The most fascinating aspect of this version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the casting of the two leading ladies. Ever since the 1920 John Barrymore version of this story, it has been de rigeur to symbolize the schism between Jekyll and Hyde by giving him both a "good" and "evil" girlfriend. Originally, MGM adhered to typecasting by assigning the good girl to Ingrid Bergman and the bad one to Lana Turner. But Bergman begged the studio to be allowed to play the more wicked of the two ladies; as a result, hers is by far the best performance in the picture. Neither as lively as the 1920 version nor as innovative as the 1931 remake, MGM's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is weighted down with tiresome dialogue and over-obvious symbolism (catch that dream sequence in which Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner make like racehorses!) Despite its shortcomings, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was infinitely preferable to the next remake, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953).

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/2009
UPC:
0883929061518
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Classic Movie
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
6:15:00
Sales rank:
25,947

Special Features

Closed Caption; House of Wax: Premiere newsreel; Theatrical trailers; The haunting: Commentary by Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, director Robert Wise and screenwriter Nelson Gidding; Still galleries; Great Ghost Stories essay; Theatrical Trailer; Freaks: Commentary by Tod Browning, biographer David J. Skal; Documentary Freaks: Sideshow cinema; Special message prologue addes for theatrical reissue; 3 Alternate endings; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Harris Eleanor Vance
Spencer Tracy Dr. Harry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
Vincent Price Prof. Henry Jarrod
Wallace Ford Phroso
Claire Bloom Theodora
Frank Lovejoy Lt. Tom Brennan
Ingrid Bergman Ivy Peterson
Leila Hyams Venus
Lana Turner Beatrix Emery
Olga Baclanova Cleopatra
Phyllis Kirk Sue Allen
Richard Johnson Dr. John Markway
Carolyn Jones Cathy Gray
Ian Hunter Dr. John Lanyon
Roscoe Ates Roscoe
Russ Tamblyn Luke Sanderson
Donald Crisp Sir Charles Emery
Harry Earles Hans
Lois Maxwell Grace Markway
Paul Picerni Scott Andrews
Barton MacLane Sam Higgins
Henry Victor Hercules

Technical Credits
André De Toth Director
Robert Wise Director
Tod Browning Director
Victor Fleming Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Horror - House of Wax
1. Credits [1:40]
2. Return on Investment [2:58]
3. Jarrod's People [4:08]
4. Up in Flames [4:00]
5. Melting Dreams [3:26]
6. Travel Plans [2:17]
7. A Killer Strikes [2:37]
8. Mad Money from Cathy [3:19]
9. Hideous Intruder [2:12]
10. Stalked [5:17]
11. The Morgue [3:57]
12. Unfit Description [1:17]
13. New Sensations [3:39]
14. #27 Intermission [2:48]
15. Paddle Ball Man [1:55]
16. Tour of the Macabre [3:14]
17. Familiar Faces [5:47]
18. Triple Play Finale [:57]
19. The Stalker Returns [1:48]
20. Telltale Ear [3:36]
21. The Real her [4:50]
22. More Familiar Faces [1:56]
23. Questioning Wallace [1:45]
24. Shadowing Leon [2:59]
25. After Exhibit Hours [4:05]
26. Face of Terror [2:32]
27. All a Morgue [1:48]
28. Scott Vs. Igor [3:02]
29. Scott Keeps His Head [1:26]
30. Storming the Cellar [2:55]
Disc #1, Side B -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Horror - The Haunting
1. Credits [2:11]
2. Hill House History [4:22]
3. Expectations [2:35]
4. Family Skeleton [3:29]
5. Eleanor's Journey [2:06]
6. Waiting for her [3:42]
7. Mrs. Dudley's Instructions [3:53]
8. Alive [3:39]
9. The Only Ones Left [4:36]
10. Uneasy Explanations [:05]
11. Sleep Well [4:28]
12. Night Noises [5:13]
13. Supernaturally Practical [6:58]
14. Writing on the Wall [3:47]
15. Conservatory Dance [4:27]
16. Fearful Heights [2:49]
17. Girl Talk [4:46]
18. Cold Spot [2:34]
19. Whose Hand? [2:17]
20. Burden of Fear [4:23]
21. Hill House's Monster [4:55]
22. New Ghost Hunter [2:33]
23. It Knows I'm Here [5:14]
24. Bulging at the Seams [4:33]
25. Coming Apart [2:20]
26. The Spiral Staircase [2:51]
27. Atop the Stairs [4:01]
28. Out of Place [3:40]
29. The Accident [3:56]
30. We Who Walk Here [3:19]
Disc #2, Side A -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Horror - Freaks
1. Eyes for a Woman [4:38]
2. Children in the Forest [2:20]
3. Venus on the Move [6:07]
4. The Hilton Sisters [1:15]
5. Cleopatra's Wiles [3:18]
6. Women Must Worry [2:38]
7. Hit Me [2:52]
8. baby News; Twin Trouble [1:57]
9. Conversations [3:00]
10. Saying Yes [4:07]
11. Frieda's Hurt [2:31]
12. Frieda's Plea [4:06]
13. Wedding Feast [2:43]
14. "One of Us!" [3:10]
15. A Joke [2:36]
16. Morning After [2:19]
17. Tonight [4:19]
18. Stormy Night [2:56]
19. Surrounding Hercules [2:30]
20. Code of the Freaks [2:06]
21. Cast List [:24]
Disc #2, Side B -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Horror - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
1. Credits [1:15]
2. Demonstrations in Public [4:18]
3. Outside Known Medecine [3:53]
4. Jekyll's Theory [4:33]
5. Serious Disapproval [4:27]
6. To Ivy's Rescue [3:22]
7. Her Doctor [6:13]
8. Test Subjects [1:47]
9. Taking the Risk [2:52]
10. Transformation [4:52]
11. Breaking It Off [5:05]
12. Hyde Ventures Out [4:59]
13. Eye for Ivy [6:10]
14. Please, Sir [3:47]
15. Between the Lines [1:45]
16. Supposing [5:47]
17. Staying in Tonight [5:00]
18. He'll Follow Me [4:37]
19. Works of Art [2:00]
20. Ivy Appeals for Help [6:21]
21. Evil Emergent [2:54]
22. Ending Ivy's Confusion [5:35]
23. Menace in the Streets [2:30]
24. Before Lanyon's Eyes [5:02]
25. Trying Not to Hurt Bea [4:50]
26. Comeback [2:11]
27. There's Your Man [5:44]
28. Cast List [:40]

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